Graduate Student Associates

Erez Manela

Erez Manela

Director, Graduate Student Programs; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: International history; evolution of international society; US foreign relations; modern Middle East; modern East Asia; and international and global health.

Robinson Hall 220
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-6467
Abigail Niebuhr

Abigail Niebuhr

Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Departments of African and African American Studies and Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests:  Migration and religion; transnational and diaspora religious networks; Christianity in southern Africa; and kinship and belonging.

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Pamela Adaugo Nwakanma

Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Africana studies; political economy of development; women's empowerment; colonial legacies; state failure; and civil war.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Shannon Lynn Parker

Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: The use of technology to improve governance; gender; judicial politics; Chinese politics; privacy; surveillance; and political attitudes and behaviors.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Samantha L. Payne

Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Comparative history of slavery and emancipation; the history of racism; Atlantic history; and the history of capitalism.

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Cresa Pugh

Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Harvard University and Program in Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: Postcolonial and historical sociology; decolonization; British Empire; ethnic and religious violence; museums and memory; and Southeast Asia (particularly Myanmar) and sub-Saharan Africa.

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Matthew Reichert

Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Research interests: Postrevolutionary and Stalin-era Soviet history; state formation; authoritarian governance; nationalities politics; historical legacies; democratization and reversal; and civil conflict.
1737 Cambridge Street
room K222
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Carolina Silva-Portero

Graduate Student Associate; Weatherhead Center Dissertation Fellow. SJD Candidate, Harvard Law School.
Research interests: Comparative analysis on how ethnic and racial differences have been negotiated in the constitutional transformations of Ecuador and Bolivia.
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Rachel Steely

Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: History of capitalism; biotechnology; and agribusiness in the twentieth century.

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Kibrom Teweldebirhan

Graduate Student Associate. SJD Candidate, Harvard Law School.
Research interests: International and comparative law; Chinese law and legal theory; and law and social change in postcolonial Africa.
1737 Cambridge Street
room K264
Cambridge, MA 02138
Amy Tsang

Amy Tsang

Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Migration, urbanization, and development; identity, culture, and inequality; and China.

1737 Cambridge Street, room K265
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-4488